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Texas Sloppy Joes

Texas Sloppy Joes

A quick and easy one-skillet Text style beef dinner is served on top of buns to make delicious Texas Sloppy Joes.













Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


8 ounces ground beef
½ cup onions
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
8 ounces tomatoes
cut up, 1 cup
8 ounces red kidney beans
1/2 can, drained and rinsed
½ cup rice
quick cooking
½ cup water
2 tablespoons green bell peppers
½ cup cheddar cheese
4 each hamburger buns


Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.

Add the ground beef and onion. Cook until the beef is beginning to brown and the onion turns translucent, about 10 minutes. Drain off any excess fat.

Sprinkle the mixture of beef and onions with chili powder, salt, and garlic salt.

Stir in tomatoes, beans and uncooked rice, water, and green pepper.

Cover and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked through.

Top with shredded cheese.

Cover and heat until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.

To add some more texture, sprinkle with crushed corn chips (optional).

Spoon reasonable amount on top of hamburger buns, top with remaining buns.

Serve and enjoy.


Increase the chili powder to 2½ teaspoons, add 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, and increase tomatoes to a 28 ounce can.

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use ⅔ cup uncooked brown rice. Cook for an hour or so, adding water as needed. Add beans during last 20 minutes.

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Low salt, reduced sodium version: Use garlic powder instead of garlic salt and skip the salt for a reduced salt version. There's likely enough salt in the canned beans and tomatoes to season the entire dish.

Further additions:

Add a seeded and diced jalapeno pepper along with the green pepper for marginal amount of spice. For more heat include some cayenne pepper along with the chili powder. Use fresh garlic and add with the onions instead of using garlic salt.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 256g (9.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 35136% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 510mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Sugars g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 15% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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